www.defymodels.com proud to support new home builders in reaching a whole new market

Today the premier European and UK based management company www.defymodels.com has announced that it is in talks with several new home developers to help them reach a brand new market of untapped consumers.defy-models-jpeg

Dedicated to championing wider representation of transgender/transsexual, intersex, gender queer and gender fluid individuals within mainstream media, www.defymodels.com is the first and only UK modelling management company to solely focus on representing differently gendered models and performers of all ethnicityages and body types.

Director of Scouting & Business Development for www.defymodels.com said,’We are thrilled to have been approached so early in our creation by these big name developers to help create their campaigns.

The fact that forward thinking developers are embracing our message about this poorly represented demographic with disposable income is refreshing. They truly understand both the social need and commercial value in featuring transgender and differently gendered people and their families.

We are proud to be instrumental in supplying our amazingly talented transgender models and actors to appear in future publications and media presentations. It is a long overdue win for both the models we represent and the transgender community as a whole.

As part of our advocacy we have ensured that our models will feature alongside traditional mainstream models within all of these developers’ marketing literature, advertisements and websites. We look forward to pushing our mainstream visibility mission forward, across all other industry sectors in 2017.’

www.defymodels.com was launched with a key goal of eliminating prejudice by increasing the visibility and positive representation of trans and differently gendered individuals throughout all sectors of mainstream media.

The company’s primary market is  European but will soon extend representation into Northern America and the Pacific Rim. The Defy Model Management Team has over 40 years experience of specifically championing transgender individuals. Interested developers can reach the team directly on:clients@defymodels.com or visit www.defymodels.com

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Why should you rent to DSS tenants?

Why should you rent to DSS tenants?

Make Ur Move LogoWith the rising number of people claiming benefits, there is a great demand for rental properties within the private sector. However, there are not many landlords prepared to consider DSS tenants, even if it means their properties will remain empty for another month(s) to come.

While there are concerns, which are stopping some landlords from letting to benefit claiming tenants, there are also advantages, for those landlords who are willing to put stereotypes aside.

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Purple Bricks shares are now on the market

Purplebricks starts trading on London’s junior market under the ticker PURP.L.

Purple Bricks For Sale BoardShares are currently trading down on the AIM market, at 96.5p, down six per cent from an opening price of 104.5p. The 240m ordinary shares were placed at 100p each, with proceeds of £25m and giving the company a market cap of £240.3m.

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One day the UK trade deficit will come back to bite us

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Today is Bank of England day and in a nice coincidence it is also the day for the latest trade figures. It was only on Tuesday that I pointed out that the UK economy is having its best period in the credit crunch era of recorded economic growth, lower inflation and real wage growth. However if they are the ying, the yang of the UK economy is the housing market, troubled public finances and a consequence of the two which is our current account deficit. Putting it another way our consumption boom described below which began in early 2013 is having familiar consequences.

Year-on-year estimates in the quantity bought in the retail industry show growth for the 30th consecutive month in October 2015, increasing by 3.8% compared with October 2014.

So good but the way we are outperforming most of our neighbours and especially the troubled Euro area poses further…

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Upcoming Events – November 2015

Property professionals events:

External Space Workshop: 24 November 2015, London

We are holding a workshop at the University of East London on the design of external space in new housing developments.  This is a free event for housing professionals involved in the commissioning, design and development of affordable homes.  Please contact antonio.irranca@hca.gsi.gov.uk for details.

Legal professionals events:SRA Logo

SRA’s ‘A question of trust’ public forum – Maidstone: 26 November 2015, Maidstone, Kent

A solicitor lies on his CV and says he has a first class degree and three years’ work experience in the USA. When his work proves to be poor, the firm investigates and discovers that neither is true. Should we do anything as a regulator?

Join us at our free Maidstone event to let us know what professional values and standards you expect from a solicitor.

Thursday 26 November, 12.30-3.30pm
The Village Hotel, Castle View, Forstal Rd, Maidstone ME14 3AQ

Free light lunch and refreshments on offer. Book your place now and tell us what you think.

SRA’s Webinar ‘Looking to the future: Flexibility and public protection’ – A phased review of our regulatory approach – 20th November 2015

Join SRA Executive Director of Policy Crispin Passmore to find out more about the work, why we think a review is needed, our emerging thinking and the role you can play to help us move towards a more flexible, less prescriptive approach to regulation.

SRA ‘Risk Management and Regulatory Compliance for Law Firms’ conference – 1st-2nd December 2015

Each year new threats emerge and the regulatory landscape shifts. How do you keep up with this complex, fast-changing environment at the same time as operating a business? This conference organised by Ark Group will attempt to help you.

ICAEW Solicitors Roadshow – Manchester – 3rd December 2015

This half-day seminar organised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW) is split into two sessions. The first being specifically designed for those who have little or no previous knowledge of the SRA Accounts Rules or who need a refresher.

Reforming the legal education and training framework: competency, diversity and innovation – 8th December 2015

Delegates at this Westminster Legal Policy Forum seminar will consider the future of the legal education and training framework in England and Wales, at a time of wide-ranging reform.

ICAEW Solicitors Roadshow – Bristol – 11th February 2016

This half-day seminar organised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW) is split into two sessions. The first being specifically designed for those who have little or no previous knowledge of the SRA Accounts Rules or who need a refresher.

ICAEW Solicitors Roadshow – York – 24th February 2016

This half-day seminar organised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW) is split into two sessions. The first being specifically designed for those who have little or no previous knowledge of the SRA Accounts Rules or who need a refresher.